Cistercian charity - Notes
1. Cited in A. Rigg, A History
of Anglo-Latin Literature 1066-1422 (Cambridge, 1992), p. 136 – poem
28 (of 54) lines 5-6.
2. The late thirteenth-century ‘Account Book of Beaulieu Abbey’ states
that the porter of the house was to lodge thirteen poor folk each night, and
also several others as the abbot’s guests. On feasts the number of poor
admitted equalled the number of monks in the community; on Maundy Thursday each
received a penny, C. Talbot, ‘The account book of Beaulieu Abbey’,
Cîteaux in de Nederlanden (1958), pp. 189-210, at p. 195.
3. The fifteenth-century ‘Memorandum Book’ records several occasions
when bulls were distributed as alms, and on one occasion specifies that this
was given at the gate, Memorials of Fountains III, p. 129 (at the gate); pp.
4. In the late thirteenth century the porter of Beaulieu Abbey, Hampshire, distributed
old clothes and shoes that the monks no longer required, Account Book of
Abbey, ed. S. F. Hockey, Camden Soc. Fourth Ser. (1975), pp. 32, 219.
5. Account Book of Beaulieu Abbey, ed. S. F. Hockey, Camden Soc. Fourth Ser.
6. Talbot, ‘Beaulieu Abbey Account Book’, p. 195.
7. ‘The foundation history of Fountains’ [‘Narratio’], in The
Ruins of Fountains Abbey, ed. A. W. Oxford, pp. 181-182; Memorials of
8. ‘The foundation history of Fountains’ [‘Narratio’],
The Ruins of Fountains Abbey, ed. A. W. Oxford, p. 224.
9. Wardrop, Fountains Abbey and its Benefactors, pp. 119-221.
10. Wardrop, Fountains Abbey and its Benefactors, p. 119, n. 247.
11. Fountains Abbey Lease Book, no. 220, fn. (pp. 220-221).
12. Letters and Papers Henry VIII, vol XII: I, no 901 (pp 403-12, at pp 405-6).
13. Tudor Treatises, ed. A. G. Dickens, Yorkshire Arch. Rec. Ser. 125
1959), pp 94, 97.